scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,235
A story centered on homecoming and traveling The Odyssey by Homer set in Ancient Greece has key themes which include hospitality and the treatment of travelers and strangers These reoccurring themes are depicted often as Odysseus and Telemakhos show up at the doorsteps of his various hosts and these themes prove how inhospitable the suitors are The difference between good and bad is clearly drawn in the Odyssey good people are hospitable they hope for Odysseus return and are kind to Odysseus when he is disguised as a beggar While bad people abuse hospitality in some way wish Odysseus dead and are rude to the beggar Hospitality defines the lines of good and bad in the Odyssey First Telemakhos is shown hospitality wherever he goes When Telemakhos calls the meeting of the town of Ithaka he is allowed to speak without any thought from the townspeople that it wasnt his place When an old wise man asks who called the meeting and Telemakhos stood up and said he did everyone listened and accepted him as an equal 20-21 A further example of Telemakhos being received by everyone is when Telemakhos goes to Menaleoss house When the kings companion in arms asks Menelaos if they are to receive Telemakhos Menelaos answers Could we have made it home again if other men had never fed us given us lodging Bring these men to be our guest unhitch their team 54 When Menelaos says this Telemakhos is once again given hospitality But he is welcome because Menelaos would never deny anything to Odysseuss son Telemakhos is probably given hospitality by different people on his short journey because Athena made the journey easier for him Lastly Nestor gives Telemakhos hospitality Nestor shows how much he fears the gods if he turns away a traveler by saying Now Zeus forbid and the other gods as well no blankets in this house no pile of soft rugs no sleeping
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA